Breaking Bad: The Complete Series (New Blu-ray Packaging) Available for Preorder

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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  2. Hollywoodaholic

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    Curious. Is this just the individual season sets packed into a box? And does it include the exclusive documentary?
     
  3. Jari K

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    You mean does it include the exclusive bonus DISC?

    (Btw. I have finally confirmed the region codes of the individual season releases. Season 1 AND 5 are "region All". Seasons 2-4 are "region A" only. Not sure about "The Final Season".)
     
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    “…one of the great shows of television's Golden Age…”
    -- The Huffington Post, Maureen Ryan
    The Addictive, Emmy Award®-Winning TV Drama
    Starring Emmy Award® Winners Bryan Cranston & Aaron Paul
    BREAKING BAD:
    THE COMPLETE SERIES
    Newly Created 16-Disc Blu-ray Box Set Available June 3
    Featuring Hours of Bonus Content, Including the Two-Hour Documentary
    “No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad”
    Also Available for the First Time Ever as a 21-Disc Complete Series DVD Set


    CULVER CITY, CALIF. (April 7, 2014) – The chemistry continues on June 3 when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases one of the most critically acclaimed and award-winning shows of all time, BREAKING BAD: THE COMPLETE SERIES, available on Blu-ray™ with newly created packaging, and, for the first time ever, as a complete series set on DVD. Just in time for Father’s Day and graduation gift giving, the explosive saga of high school chemistry teacher-turned-meth kingpin Walter White is available in its entirety, including all 62 uncut, uncensored episodes. The 16-disc Blu-ray set features more than 55 hours of bonus content, including the Blu-ray exclusive “No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad” documentary, chronicling the making of the final season, from filming the first table read to the very last day on set and everything in between. The 21-disc DVD set features more than 50 hours of bonus content.

    Starring three-time Emmy® winner Bryan Cranston (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series) alongside two-time Emmy winner Aaron Paul (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series), Sony Pictures Television’s groundbreaking series achieved record-breaking viewership with more than 10 million viewers in its final season. BREAKING BAD was created by Vince Gilligan (TV’s “The X-Files”), who also served as executive producer with Academy Award® winner Mark Johnson (1988, Best Picture, Rain Man) and Michelle MacLaren (TV’s “The X-Files”). The series boasts an exceptional ensemble cast, including Anna Gunn (TV’s “Deadwood”), Dean Norris (TV’s “Under the Dome”), Betsy Brandt (TV’s “Michael J. Fox Show”), RJ Mitte (TV’s “Switched at Birth”), Bob Odenkirk (The Spectacular Now), Giancarlo Esposito (TV’s “Revolution”) and Jonathan Banks (TV’s “Community”).


    Synopsis:
    The incredible saga of high school chemistry teacher-turned-meth kingpin Walter White is here in its entirety: all 62 uncut, uncensored episodes! Emmy® winner Bryan Cranston portrays Walter White, a family man who turns to crime after a lung cancer diagnosis unravels his bland but simple life. Recruiting former student and small-time drug dealer Jesse Pinkman (Emmy® winner Aaron Paul) to be his partner in crime, Walt rises to the top of the meth trade, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. But he can’t keep his dogged DEA agent brother-in-law Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) off his trail forever. Will Walt get away with it all, or die trying? Re-live every moment of this groundbreaking original series with riveting performances by Emmy® winner Anna Gunn, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks, Bob Odenkirk, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte and more. Breaking Bad was executive produced by Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson and Michelle MacLaren. The complete box set is loaded with special features.
    Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features:
    More than 55 hours of special features, including:
    · “No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad,” an exclusive two-hour documentary that chronicles the filming of the final eight episodes.
    · Bad Memories – Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul talk about the show ending and some of their favorite moments.
    · Bryan Cranston: Director – Go on set with Bryan Cranston as he directs the first episode of The Final Season, entitled "Blood Money."
    · Scene Envy – The cast tell us which scene they wish they could have been in.
    · Shocking Moments - The stars reveal the moments that shocked them most.
    · A Look Ahead to the Final Season – The cast gives their thoughts on what an amazing final season this is going to be!
    · From Walt to Heisenberg – From high school teacher to deadly meth dealer, watch as Walter White quickly transforms into Heisenberg.
    · How Will It End? – At the beginning of Season 5, the cast gives their thoughts on how they think the show will end.
    · Avenging Agent: Dean Norris as Hank Schrader – A look at the character Hank Schrader and the man who played him, Dean Norris.
    · Scene Stealer: Betsy Brandt as Marie Schrader – A look at the character Marie Schrader and the woman who played her, Betsy Brandt.
    · A Criminal Attorney: Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman – A look at the character Saul Goodman and the man who played him, Bob Odenkirk.
    · Jesse’s Journey: Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman – A look at the character Jesse Pinkman and the man who played him, Aaron Paul.
    · Skyler Breaks Bad: Anna Gunn on Season Four – Actress Anna Gunn and series creator Vince Gilligan explore Skyler’s character evolution through the fourth season.
    · Growing Up in the White House: RJ Mitte on Walter, Jr. – RJ Mitte, Anna Gunn, Bryan Cranston and series creator Vince Gilligan discuss the extraordinary dynamics of the White family, and Walter, Jr.’s unique role.
    · The Ultimate Chess Match – Members of the cast and crew discuss Walter White and Gus Fring’s extraordinary and complicated battle of wits and their struggle for Jesse’s allegiance.
    · Looking Back: A Season Four Retrospective - Season Four’s most surprising and memorable moments.
    · Ted's Wipeout – In Episode 411, “Crawl Space,” Ted Beneke suffers a head injury while trying to escape from Saul’s goons. In this featurette, Christopher Cousins (Ted) explains how this shocking stunt was accomplished.
    · The Truck Attack Storyboard Comparison – A side-by-side comparison of the Los Pollos Hermanos truck attack and the brilliant shot-by-shot storyboards that were created for the episode “Bullet Points.”
    · Walt and the Challenger Storyboard Comparison – A side-by-side comparison of Walt’s joy ride in Walt Jr.’s new Dodge Challenger and the storyboards that were developed for that sequence by the writer and director, Peter Gould.

    DVD Special Features:
    More than 50 hours from Season 1 through the Final Season
    Broadcast Year: 2008-2013 (AMC)

    BREAKING BAD: THE COMPLETE SERIES is not rated.
    EMMY ® is the registered trademark of the ATAS/NATAS.
     
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    I bought the complete boxset of this series just before XMas having never seen a second of it . I purchased it based on the overwhelming positive reviews scattered all about.


    Having watched the first 3 episodes I can only say "over rated" so far.

    Surely this will pick up as things progress . I see season 1 is just 7 episodes . Unless things change drastically I can't see how it ever got a second season. Someone please let me know when it gets better.


    I have the UK set and I almost returned it as faulty . Why on earth does it need almost 3 minutes to load . My first ever player 7 years go could take a minute or so to load some discs where the PS3 was much faster but my 2013 Bluray recorder and my PS3 both take the same amount of time which is nearly 3 minutes - the PS3 had firmware update a few weeks ago.


    It's not as if the discs are crammed to bursting.

    Anyone know why these take so long to load . With no Resume and No Bookmarks its a very tiresome experience returning to these .
     
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    Keep watching... you will get hooked. I binge watched on Netflix so I don't know anything about the discs.
     
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    Based on reviews I was hoping for a repeat of the "must watch the next episode NOW" that I found with 24 but not so far.

    Should I expect it to pick up before the end of season 1 ? I was actually planning to send it back if it didn't improve as I thought maybe it just wasn't my type of show
     
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    I enjoyed the first season (at a minimum, it has incredible performances and great humor) but it's the weakest year. A couple of episodes into the second season, the show hits its stride and is great from then on. I watched the show as it aired and I remember the second season was when me and a buddy started getting amazed by how good the show was.
     
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    There's always one in the crowd who doesn't smoke the meth.


    But seriously, comparing this show to 24 is like comparing Chateaubriand to a McDonald's Cheeseburger.
     
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    While I don't share your opinion on the first 3 episodes, I found it "pretty good and will keep watching" from the very start, I don't think you should lose hope quite yet on getting addicted to this. My wife and I watched the entire series this past summer. We didn't exactly binge-watched through it. We took a break between the first and second seasons, and another break between the second and third (probably a couple weeks each break); we watched other seasons of a few different shows during those in-betweens. Although, that doesn't reflect on how great we thought the show was, we're just very good about not getting into binge phases, always being strict with ourselves to get mileage out of the shows we watch.


    But as season 2 progressed, we found ourselves starting to watch 2 episodes a night. And by season 3, we would occasionally watch 3 episodes a night. On the night we watched the last 2 episodes of season 3 we were planning on taking another break to watch a couple different shows, but we broke down just a couple minutes after the season 3 finale ended, and jumped right into season 4. We somehow were able to withhold our cravings and started a season of a different show after that, but a few days later, and not getting very far in this other show, we went back to Breaking Bad for season 5. Pretty much finished the series off after that, watching 2-3 episodes per night, but for the last night we left the last 4 episodes for the longest marathon we sat through, and it was AMAZING! I think BB is the GREATEST television show ever created, and I don't think anything will ever beat it.
     
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    First 3 episodes? Come back and talk to us again after you finish the first season.
     
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    No it isn't.

    As I said I knew nothing about Breaking Bad other than its reception . The storyline I had was just the basic premise.
     
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    Maybe I was wrong to assume I should get the drift of a show when almost 50% through its first season.


    Watched the first episode of season 2 today. I'm watching 2 a day.

    After the end of season 1 I still think its over rated but I was on the verge of giving up and sending it back when I got to the end of episode 6 where Walt uses his explosive in Tuko's HQ. That was enough to make me laugh out loud and shout "yes".


    Having now seen 8 altogether its definitely picking up but I still hope for some improvement .


    BTW - the ridiculous loading times are down to Blurays version of the DVD Angle feature ( great on paper - not that exciting in practice) BD-Live. I locked off the internet connection and the discs now load in seconds
     
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    Clearly I have some exciting moments ahead of me. Thanks
     
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    I think it's one of those shows that just keeps getting better and better as it goes. I caught the first three or four seasons on Netflix in a quick binge, and then saw the rest live as it aired. I had pretty much the same reaction you did to the first season (good, but not earthshattering or anything), but by the time the second season ended, I was hooked - I think I passed that point of no return for being hooked around the middle of season two.
     
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    That will be next Tuesday then . I can't wait
     
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    Like others, I enjoyed the show from the beginning, but it definitely improves as it goes along. Like the others, I suspect you'll be hooked by the time you finish season 2, but the best stuff will still be ahead of you!
     
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    Episode 9 where they are held hostage by Tuko was a good one but it slowed down again for episode 10. The ending on that one didn't have me rushing to see the next one - I can wait until Monday.

    I do miss the recaps . They were on season 1 but not on season 2 discs
     

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